Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

Any Cquad foiling?

A forum dedicated to Hydrofoil riders
knyfe
Frequent Poster
Posts: 367
Joined: Thu Feb 20, 2003 7:29 pm
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 11 times

Any Cquad foiling?

Postby knyfe » Sun May 17, 2020 1:30 am

I started my first ever rund on the water with a cQuad more than 20 years ago and now would wonder if I would consider foiling with them. Anyone gave that though a try lately? Now that upwind is not the issue anymore at all. G

User avatar
jakemoore
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 2023
Joined: Tue Jan 20, 2004 3:59 am
Gear: Foil and 1strut kites.
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Oleander
Has thanked: 58 times
Been thanked: 125 times
Contact:

Re: Any Cquad foiling?

Postby jakemoore » Sun May 17, 2020 3:14 am

I saw a well used Flexi Blade 3 on hydrofoil last weekend.

revhed
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1320
Joined: Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:15 pm
Local Beach: france
Gear: kites
Location: France
Has thanked: 77 times
Been thanked: 21 times

Re: Any Cquad foiling?

Postby revhed » Sun May 17, 2020 9:00 am

Amazing power kite it was, with handles and proper harness and handle set up, rollar, on buggy, up wind unbeatable.
But know water relaunch does not exist, using 4 line curved "handle bar style" bar would allow some AOA adjust but at least to me never felt as good as with handles.
At the time I flew 10.5, 8.4, 6.3, 4.2 M2, if memory serves, did kite board with for test handles seat belt back strap worked but to foil with,
getting stable at zenith for water start....
As you noted upwind on a foil is so good no need for upwind kite performance edge as LEI or even better RAMAIRS work well.
R H
THX 4 the memories...
I toyed with idea to bridal my 10.5 to allow normal 4 line depower set up but never got around to it, also HUGE issue to pack 10.5 to transport...unless break down LE made...

jaros
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 516
Joined: Sun Dec 15, 2002 1:00 am
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Slovenia
Has thanked: 20 times
Been thanked: 11 times

Re: Any Cquad foiling?

Postby jaros » Sun May 17, 2020 7:52 pm

I would like to see that someday! :thumb:
I still have a 6,3 somewhere in the garage, but I do not have the balls to use it in the water… :-o

Trent hink
Frequent Poster
Posts: 249
Joined: Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:59 am
Local Beach: Turtle beach, Venice inlet, lido key
Style: Creepy old man
Gear: Peak4, soul, solo, hydrofoil, couple of surfboards, a twintip I made 10 years ago.
Has thanked: 34 times
Been thanked: 52 times

Re: Any Cquad foiling?

Postby Trent hink » Sun May 17, 2020 8:12 pm

Can you fly the c-quad one-handed on handles? Pretty much all of he 4 line foils i owned way back were pretty hard to control with handles.

I still think about trying it sometimes though.

Herman
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 609
Joined: Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:09 pm
Style: My Own.
Gear: SLE, foils and C kites, TTs, Directionals, Landboards, Buggy.
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 69 times
Been thanked: 128 times

Re: Any Cquad foiling?

Postby Herman » Mon May 18, 2020 12:02 am

You can fly a C-quad one handed if you are hooked into a harness line run between the left and right handles. The harness line is attached to the back of the leader which goes to the main bridle flying lines at the top of the handle. I also run a line between the breaks for a leash.

PS Handles and fixed bridle give very precise and responsive control with a decent kite, except of course for AoA !

Trent hink
Frequent Poster
Posts: 249
Joined: Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:59 am
Local Beach: Turtle beach, Venice inlet, lido key
Style: Creepy old man
Gear: Peak4, soul, solo, hydrofoil, couple of surfboards, a twintip I made 10 years ago.
Has thanked: 34 times
Been thanked: 52 times

Re: Any Cquad foiling?

Postby Trent hink » Mon May 18, 2020 1:29 am

Herman wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 12:02 am
You can fly a C-quad one handed if you are hooked into a harness line run between the left and right handles. The harness line is attached to the back of the leader which goes to the main bridle flying lines at the top of the handle. I also run a line between the breaks for a leash.

PS Handles and fixed bridle give very precise and responsive control with a decent kite, except of course for AoA !
I still have a dakine hook with a pulley on it. "Reactor bar" or something like that...

Come to think of it, one-handed control was easy with low power, like for kite-skiing or bugging...

plummet
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 6598
Joined: Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:25 pm
Local Beach: EE
Favorite Beaches: NZ
Style: Terrain riding
Gear: Old wornout ozone.
Plummet hydrofoil and mutant
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 7 times
Been thanked: 142 times

Re: Any Cquad foiling?

Postby plummet » Mon May 18, 2020 7:44 am

I'm just surprised there's people that know what a c-quad is.

tomtom
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1530
Joined: Sun Nov 03, 2002 1:00 am
Has thanked: 17 times
Been thanked: 170 times

Re: Any Cquad foiling?

Postby tomtom » Mon May 18, 2020 7:48 am

We are all 40+ lads :) Kiting is too expensive for youngster.

Foil
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1076
Joined: Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:44 pm
Kiting since: 2000
Local Beach: NewBrighton beach-Derby pool end,Wallasey, near Liverpool for 6 months in summer
Flag beach on fuerteventura for 6 months in winter.
Favorite Beaches: Flag beach fuerteventura, off season/6months
Home - NewBrighton,Rhosneigr, Ainsdale, Fleetwood, Newbrough
Style: improving foiler.
Gear: Groove Skate 120,carbon 2020 edition
101cm + 82cm Moses Carbon masts
Moses- 633/483 on a 701 fuse
Flysurfer Soul 9mtr
Ozone Hyperlink V1 ultra light 5mtr
Ozone V2 Hyperlink 7mtr + 9mtr
Ozone Chrono V3 UL foil kites - 9 +11mtr
Ozone compact V4 bars,click in,23 mtr lines
duotone click bar 2020
massive grin
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 79 times
Been thanked: 173 times

Re: Any Cquad foiling?

Postby Foil » Mon May 18, 2020 8:14 am

plummet wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 7:44 am
I'm just surprised there's people that know what a c-quad is.
Back in 2001/2 at Ainsdale beach uk there was one guy who used a Cquad for kitesurfing for well over a year it was one tricky beast to use, two things that made it very scary,
the kite is in full power from the moment you hot launch it, and on launch, using 40mtr lines, it rockets you down the beach digging the longest twin foot ploughing lines any farmer would be proud of,
and as mentioned before not a chance of any relaunch from the water, none at all.
At the end of year kitesurfing club party, he was awarded a special prize which got everyone on their feet clapping him,
he did not inspire any one else to ever try a Cquad,
what a nutter :nono: :rollgrin:
These users thanked the author Foil for the post:
geokite (Mon May 18, 2020 5:20 pm)
Rating: 8.33%


Return to “Hydrofoil”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests